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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

This was a tough read for me. As a parent I identified with it far too much. This was one of the very few books that brought me to tears.

I have become very fond of the way McCarthy writes. I know it annoys some but in this book I think it worked to his advantage. The lack of quotation marks almost seems to deaden and muffle the conversation which seems quite appropriate for this story. The lack of chapters also plays heavily into the theme of this story. There are no intentional breaks to divvy up the story. There are small section breaks but the story continues uninterrupted. While the book in no way drags on, the lack of chapters mimics the protagonists' lives...moving on and on and on with no real stunning action.

The story and the style are powerful. I am left wanting to defer the start of a new book until this one has left me completely.

Xposted on bookish

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geekygirl
Jan. 5th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
I have been going back and forth as to whether or not to read The Road. Your review definitely put it in the to-read pile! Thanks! :)
gothayesd51708
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
I really liked that book as well.
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